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Civil War Participation

It is unclear how many individuals named Bandy participated in the Civil War, but it was in the dozens. One listing contains 102 references to Bandys serving as Confederate soldiers. [i] Available sources contain 70 references to Union soldiers. For Tennessee alone, there are 24 references to Bandys serving in Confederate units and 13 in Union.[ii] One reason establishing the number is difficult is because it is unclear whether multiple references to a specific name are, in fact, multiple references to the same individual or, alternatively, are references to different individuals with the same name. For example, in Tennessee, there are references to a Pvt. John Bandy in four different Confederate units and three different Union units. How many different individuals there were is unknown.

Union Soldiers named Bandy listed in The Roster of Union Soilders 1861-1865, Tennesseans in The Civil War, Minnesotans in the Civil War and Indian Wars, 1861-1865, Captain David L. Payne Camp, Sons of Union Veterans Project, and Illinois’ Internet site include:


George W. 11th Inf. Co. B

Colored Infantry and Calvary

Charles Bandy 49th Regiment from Louisiana and Mississippi.

John Bandy 99th Regiment from Florida.

John Bandy (also known as John Body) 64th Regiment from Louisiana and Mississippi.

John H. 60th Regiment from Iowa and Helena, Arkansas.

Sam Bandy 122nd Regiment from Kentucky, Virginia, and Texas.

George Bandy Company D. 9th Calvary .


Anderson 14th Inf. Co. E. Con.

Andrew J. 12th Cav Co. E

Daniel F. 115 Inf Co F

Doctor W. 12th Inf. Co C

George W. 128th Inf Co. D; 12th Cal. Co. E; 128th Inf Co. K; 37th Co. K

Henry 91st Inf. Co. H

James L. 91st Inf. Co. G.

Jonathan 115th Inf. Co. F

Newman C. 28th Inf. Con. Co. C; 91st Inf. Co. H

Samuel 12th Inf. Co. C; 37 Inf. Co. K

Samuel C. 11th Cav.

Samuel J. 71st Inf. Co. A

William H. 47th Inf. Co. C

William M. 37th Inf. HQ; 37 Inf. Co. K


David 25th Inf. Co. D

John SS 8th Ind. Co. Cpl.; 135th Inf. Co. I; 180th Inf. Co E

Lafayette 18th Inf. Co. I

Thomas C. SS 8th Ind. Co.

William 27th Inf. Co. F


Bishop L. 9th Inf. Co. I

John T. 9th Inf. Co. I

Joseph 9th Inf. Co. A

Joseph W. 9th Inf. Co. C

Yancey 9th Inf. Co. K


Charles J Reg. Co. I

John C. I. Reg. Co. K

Miron 2nd Reg. Co. A

T.B. Mankato Co. of Vols. Capt. William Bierbauers Co.

William B. (D.) 4th Reg. Co. C


George W. 11th Inf. Co. B

Paschoe Harrison County, Home Guard Nevill’s Co. B. Sgt.

New York

Edmund 169th Inf. Co. F

Frederick 169th Inf. Co. F


David 25th Inf. Co. D

John SS 8th Ind. Co. Cpl.; 135th Inf. Co. I; 180th Inf. Co. I

Lafayette 18th Inf. Co. I

Thomas C. SS 8th Ind. Co.

William 27th Inf. Co. F


Nicholas 123rd Inf. Co. D .

George 10th Inf. Co. I (3 mo.’61) Music


George 4th Inf., Co. H.


Ansel 3rd Cav, H Co. Pvt. and Cpl.; 7th Inf. Pvt.

Bishop L. 1st Mtd. Inf., Co E, Pvt.

Daniel 4th Cav., Co. L, Pvt.

David 8th Inf., Co. H, Pvt.; 11th Cav., Co. C, Cpl.

James P. 4th Inf., Co. B, Pvt.

John 6th Mtd Inf. Co. B, Cpl.; 7th Inf., Co. B, Pvt.; 7th Inf, Co. H, Pvt.

Lewis R. 1st Mtd. Inf. Co. E, Cpl.

Wesley L. 1st Mtd. Inf., Co. E., Pvt.; 8th Mtd. Inf., Co. D., 2nd Lt.

Confederate Soldiers named Bandy listed in The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865 include:


J. A. Gid. Nelson Lt. Arty,

James T. 5th Inf. New Co. K, Co. D; 6th Inf. Co. M

N.L. 14th Inf. Co. H

William C. 37th Inf. Co. I

W. L. Gid Nelson Lt. Arty.


A. L. Inf. Kuykendall’s Co.

Al. L. Cav. Davies’ Bn. Co. E

Avers L. 25th Inf. Co. D, Sgt.

F. A. 5th Inf. Co. D

George 15th (N. W.) Inf.

G. W. 15th(N. W.) Inf. Co. I

J. E. 38th Inf. Co. A

J. G. 8th Inf. New Co. C

R. A. 38th Inf. Co. D

Robert A. 1st (Dobbin’s) Cav. Rutherford’s Co.

R.S. 1st Vol. Co. F; 38th Inf. Co. D Sgt.

Thomas Cav. Carleton’s Regt. Co. A

William A. 1st (Colquitt’s) Inf. Co. E


Allen 7th Cav. Co. H; Harwick Mtd. Rifles Co. B; 25th Inf. Co. D

George 60th Inf. Co. D Sgt.

Henry Hvy. Arty. 22nd Bn. Co. D

Henry J. Cav. 2nd Bn. Co. F

Joseph Lt. Arty. Daniell’s Btty.

Samuel W. 25th Inf. Co. D Cpl.

W. J. 1st Mil. Co. A, 1st Lt.


John W. 21st Inf. Co. I

W. L. 20th Inf. Co. E


George 12th Cav. Co. A .

G. W. 1st Inf. Co. H and F; 1st & 4th Cons. Inf. Co. F

James M. 11th Inf. Co. A

William C. 1st Inf. Co. H

W. J. 11th Inf. Co. A

W. T. 12th Cav. Co. A, Sgt.

North Carolina

H. L. 18th Inf. Co. A

Jacob W. 46th Inf. Co. K

James M. 8th Bn. Jr. Res. Co. B, Jr. 2nd Lt.

J. M. 3rd Jr. Res. Co. E Lt.

William A. 17th Inf. (1st Org.) Co. H


A. 4th (Murray’s) Cav. Co. G; Inf.. 22nd Bn. Co. G.

Ansel Inf. 22nd Bn. Co. D.

E. A. 18th Inf. Co. K, 45th Inf. Co. E

G. C. 6th Inf. Co. G Sgt.

G. W. 1st Hvy. Arty.1st Co. C, 2nd Inf. Co. A

H. 52nd Inf. Co. E., Sgt.

Howard[iv]51st (Cons.) Inf. Co. K

James P. 19th Inf. Co. D

J. G. 4th Cav.

J. H. 21st (Wilson’s) Cav. Co. K; 51st (Cons.) Inf. Co. K Orderly Sgt.

J. J. 38th Inf. 2nd Co. H

John 4th (Murray’s) Cav. Co. G; Lt. Arty. Kain’s Co.; 22nd Inf. Co. G; 25th Inf. Co. A

Johnathan 18th Inf. Co. K, Sgt.

Levi 25th Inf. Co. A

Thomas E. Inf. 1st Bn. (Colm’s) Co. B, D, Sgt.

T. J. 43rd Inf. Co. H, Cpl.

William P. 18th Inf. Co. K, Capt.


C. L. 21st Inf. Co. D; Inf. Griffin’s Bn. Co. E.

James Cav. Ragsdale’s Bn. Co. D Sgt.

James L. 10th Field Btty.

John Cav. Ragsdale’s Bn. Co. D

Pinkney L. 18th Inf. Co. F Cpl.

Richard T. 37th Cav. Co. C

R. T. 18th Cav. Co. I


Armistead Inf. 23rd Bn. Co. C; 157th Mil. Co. A

Calvin J. Cav. 39th Bn. Co. C

George 36th Inf. Co. A; 157th Mil. Co. B

George B. 28th Inf. Co. D

George D. 58th Inf. Co. B

George W. 8th Cav. Co. H

Guy H. Cav. Ferguson’s Bn. Spurlock’s Co. Cpl.; 45th Inf. Co. A

James Cav. 34th Bn. Co. B Cpl.; 29th Inf. Co. H. Sgt.

James M. 36th Inf. 2nd Co. B

John Cav. 34th Bn. Co. E

John O. 157th Mil. Co. B

J. W. 157th Mil. Co. B

Richard H. 36th Inf. 2nd Co. B

R. M. 21st Cav. 2nd Co. E

Samuel L. 58th Inf. Co. B

Stephen P. 28th Inf. Co. D

Thomas 21st Cav. 2nd Co. C; Cav. 34th Bn. Co. C E Sgt.; 29th Inf. Co. H

Thomas L. Lt. Arty, Griffin’s Co.; 9th Inf. 1st Co. A

Thomas N. 36th Inf. 2nd Co. B

Thomas R. 8th Cav. Co. H

William Cav. 34th Bn. Co. C E, Cpl.

The above listings are incomplete. Soldiers from some states such as Iowa are not included as no published lists are known. Several states bitterly divided with many individuals serving with Union forces and many others serving with Confederate forces. In some cases such as Kentucky lists for only one side are available. Obviously, many lists are incomplete.

The Civil War did literally divide Bandy families with brother fighting against brother. Lewis Riley Bandy (330, 17-458) (August 10, 1797 - ? ) and Martha "Patty" Short Bandy (330, 17-484) (November 23, 1802 - ? ) of Tennessee had 9 sons in the war, 7 fought for the North and 2 for the South. Two sons, Yancy Doctor Bandy (797, 18-636) ( May 6, 1842 - March 29, 1863) and perhaps Wesley L. Bandy (795, 18-633) (March 7, 1838 - ? ), died in the war.

Apparently one individual named Bandy served in both the Union and Confederate Armies. Ansel Bandy who likely is Ancel Bandy (1051, 18-1223) (September 23, 1838 - October 1, 1906) son of William and Dicy served in Tennessee units for both sides. It is possible, however, that the references are for two different individuals.

George (William) Bandy ( 355, 17-522) (1779 - 1874) and Martha (Patsy) Gibbs Bandy (355, 17-534) ( ? 1838) of North Carolina lost 3 sons in the war. Robert Bradford Bandy (861, 18-748) (February 15, 1836 - December 23, 1863) died of "congestive fever" rather than in combat.

George M. Bandy[v] (355, 18-733) (1834 - May 10, 1864) fought at Frederiksburg, survived Chancellorsville, but was killed at Spotsylvania. He enlisted as a private in Company D 60th Regiment, Georgia Infantry and rose to fourth sergeant. He wrote his sister Elizabeth Bandy Strain and her husband, William about the battle at Fredericksburg. He reported:

I feel proud that I am alive and come through safe. But I don’t see how I escaped through such a place. . . We were in line of battle 7 days . . . We made a desperate charge on the enemy and taken the heights back again. We charged over the hills and plains. The fight was maneuvered right well by the enemy in the outset as they made the attack and crossed the river at two points . . . We made them glad to get back over the river, but they never got back with near as many as they went with. . . . The yankees made the poorest stand in this fight that I ever have saw them. We took many prisoners. . . . I suppose in all that has been taken out here would amount to some 15 to 20 thousand. I have never saw yankees skedadle so in all my life. When they hear the rebels come charging and hollowing they can’t stand. . .

We was exposed to the yankees artillery one night. Beats all I have been in since the war. They threw grapeshot and canister and shells among us. I don’t think their batteries was three hundred yards from us. But it was so dark we had no chance to charge it, so we just laid as flat to the ground as ever you saw a flying squirrel lay to a tree here. There were several men’s heads torn off, but next morning the yankees and battery was all gone. . .

We lost a good many good officers in this fight, among them, we regret to say, was our great leader, General Jackson, was wounded and since has died.

Frederick (355, 18-755) (1836 - ? ), George’s brother, died at Corinth, Mississippi. George and Frederick both left twin sisters.

Private Samuel W. Bandy (assumed to be the son of Samuel (282, 16-637)(1790 - ? ) and Mary Sterling Bandy (282, 16-638)) died while in service to the Bryan Guard of Chatham County, Georgia on July 16, 1862.[vi]

George Amos Bandy (399, 18-1677) (1840 - ? ) of Virginia (son of Cornelius Bandy (399, 17-610) (February 7, 1816 - April 17, 1888) and Sarah Barton Bandy (399, 17-611)(1823 - ? ) was also killed.

John and Levi Bandy, brothers and sons of Greenbury and Sarah Nelson Bandy both died of illness in Camp Myers in Overton County, Tennessee. They were both Privates in the 25th Tennessee Confederate Infantry, Company A. John died within a month of Levi.

Jamison Alexander Bandy(995, 18-1062) (1825 - October 1863), of Missouri son of William (499, 17-819) ((1800 - September 15, 1853) and Mary ( 499, 17-909) (1807 - ? ) Bandy, died fighting for the Union in the Civil War. He was in the 55th Regiment of the Missouri Militia. Other Union deaths include Private Yancy D. Bandy (797,18636) (May 6, 1842 - March 28, 1863) who served in Company C, 9th Infantry and was buried in Cave Hill National Cemetery in Kentucky. Private Henry Bandy (411, 17-632) (1835 - 1864) died serving in the 91st Illinois Infantry, Company H on May 31, 1864, and was buried in Texas, but his grave has been moved. For more information regarding Henry see below. Private E. Bandy died on February 8, 1864 serving in the 169th New York Infantry, Company E. Perhaps he is the Edward Bandy, age 30, listed in the 1860 New York census as having been born in England. Private C. Bandy died serving in 17th Maine Infantry Company G. Private George Bandy died on October 10, 1866. He served in the 9th U. S. Colored Calvary, Company D and was buried in Chalmette, Louisiana.[vii]

Henry Bandy (411, 17-632) (1835 - 1864) served in the 91st Illinois Infantry Volunteers, and he died on either May 31 or June 3, 1864 of dysentery in the General Hospital, Fort Brown, Texas. He was buried at Fort Brown.[viii] The following account summarizes the activity of the 91st Infantry from its formation to the end of the war.[ix]

The 91st Illinois Infantry Volunteers were organized at Camp Butler, Illinois in August 1862 by Colonel Henry M. Day. They left Camp Butler on October 1 and arrived at Shepherdsville, Kentucky on October 7. From October 8 to December 27 the Regiment scouted through Kentucky and guarded the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.

On the morning of December 27, Rebel General John Morgan appeared in force at Elizabethtown, Kentucky, where the 91st was positioned. The day before, three companies that had been detached to guard the railroad elsewhere had surrender. Each commander demanded surrender by the other. Morgan's batteries opened the battle. The 91st used old altered flintlock muskets, an inferior gun. They exhausted their ammunition and surrendered after losing seven men during the battle. Several more were wounded and some died of their wounds. The Rebel losses in killed and wounded exceeded 200.

On December 28, the Regiment scattered and headed for Louisville, Kentucky. There, all the well men took the O. & M. Railroad for St. Louis, Missouri. Only seven men reached St. Louis and reported at Benton Barracks. The remainder, including most of the officers, abandoned the train at points along the line in Illinois and made their way home.

On February 28, 1863, about two-thirds of the Regiment answered roll call at Benton Barracks, Missouri and mustered for six months pay. A few never reported back and stand branded as deserters.

On June 5, the Regiment was newly armed and equipped for the fray. On July 8, the Regiment was paid four months pay and marched aboard the steamboat Nebraska. In company with the 29th Illinois, they proceeded down the Mississippi, arriving at Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 15. They were assigned to a position formerly occupied by Grant's right wing. During the siege of Vicksburg, the Regiment lost heavily from poisoned water .

They left Vicksburg on July 24 and arrived at Port Hudson on July 25. On August 13, the Regiment was ordered to New Orleans. The Regiment remained at New Orleans until September 5, when the Second Division, 13th Army Corps, (which included the 91st Illinois), took steamers up the river and landed at Morganzia Bend on September 6.

On the morning of the September 7, the 91st Illinois, 94 th Illinois, 20 th Wisconsin, and a battalion of the 2 nd Illinois Cavalry, with two 12-pound cannons, started west for the Atchafalaya River. About sundown the Brigade fought the enemy. The enemy held their ground, and the Union Brigade fell back six miles.

On September 8, they again advanced, driving the enemy across the river, with but little loss. A number of the enemy were killed and about 200 were taken prisoners. They were kindly cared for by the 2 nd Illinois Cavalry into whose custody they were given.

On September 9, the 91st Illinois fell back to the Mississippi River. On September 10 they took possession of Morganzia, where they remained until October 10. Again they started for New Orleans arriving there on the October 11 where they were armed with Enfield rifles and assigned to the First Brigade, 2 nd Division, 13th Army Corps, General Vandever commanding.

On October 23, the Regiment started for Texas, via the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. They arrived at Point Isabell, Texas, on November 3.

On November 6, they started for Brownsville, Texas, skirmishing all the way with the enemy, and they landed at Fort Brown, Brownsville, Texas, on November 9. They went into winter quarters where they remained until December 31 when the Regiment made its famous raid on Salt Lake, 90 miles out in the enemies country, capturing a lake of salt two miles square, a few hundred horses, mules and cattle. They were promptly confiscated for the good of the command except for the lake which they left behind for the use of future generations.

On January 9,1864, the 91st Illinois arrived safely back on the Rio Grande after a march of over 260 miles, without the loss of a man.

On May 31, 1864, Henry T. Bandy died of dysentery and was buried at Fort Brown.

The Regiment remained there doing frontier duty until July 26, when it left Brownsville. On July 30, they arrived at Brazos de Santiago, Texas. They were left to do duty as a garrison of the place until September 11 when the Regiment had quite a fight with the rebels near Bagdad, on the north side of Rio Grande River. It was said at the time a squadron of French troops forded the Rio Grande to help the rebels, but all to no use, for they were driven back. Rebel losses included 20 killed and left on the field. Union loss, two wounded.

On December 24, they broke camp and took a steamer for New Orleans. They were quartered in the "Alabama Press" and did provost duty.

On February 21, 1865, the Regiment was given transportation on board the "Katie Dale". They landed at Mobile Point, Alabama where they remained until the advance on Mobile.

On March 17, the 91st Illinois in the advance, marched through swamps, building corduroy and wading creeks and swimming rivers. On March 27 they met the enemy in force. The 1st and 3re Divisions, 13th Army Corps, the 91st Illinois in the advance in double column at half distance, moved out to the attack on the double-quick, the enemy retreating within its strongholds Spanish Fort and Blakely, the keys to Mobile. Here the enemy was at home. The battle opened and after a siege of 14 days, Spanish Fort surrendered on April 9 at one o clock A. M. At 8 o'clock the Brigade moved 10 miles around to and in the rear of Blakely and arrived just in time for its capture on the 9th at sundown. Throughout this siege the 91st took a very active part, and the fall of these strongholds resulted in the surrender of Mobile by the Mayor on April 12. General Hardee, in command of the rear guard of the enemy's forces, lingered behind attempting to get away with the stores. The 91st took the railroad north, and when near Whistler, on Eight Mile Creek, they came upon the rear guard. Companies H, C, B, F, D and A, of the 91st were deployed as skirmishers under command of Captain Joseph A. Wells and Captain A. S. Stover, who put the enemy to rout after a running fight of three miles. This was the last fight east of the Mississippi.

The 91st proceeded on its march after the enemy until it reached the Tombigbee River near Nanahubba Bluffs, where it went into quarters and began building Fort Granger until May 9 when received the news of the surrender of Dick Taylor. They broke camp and went aboard of the rebel steam and gunboats as they then were moved at the bank under the guns of Fort Granger, and down the river for Mobile, where they remained until July 12, when the Regiment was mustered out. On the same day they started for home. They arrived on July 22 and received final pay and discharge on July 28. The Regiment disbanded and as citizens once more betook themselves for home, there to be received by those they left behind.

In the manuscript archives at the Historical Library in Springfield, Illinois is a file of letters that Henry wrote to his wife, father, and various relatives. The library bought them from a broker and paid over four figures for the collection. Also in the collection is a letter written to Mary after Henry’s death by Nathaniel McMahan. One touching paragraph says, "You wished me to let you know when he died and whether he was willing to die or not. Henry died on the morning of the third of June about sunrise. Mary, I can't tell how he felt as to death. I don't think he was aware that he was so near death. . . .You wanted to know whether he got the children's pictures or not. He got them and was very proud of them he could hardly bear to have them laid out of sight. He wanted to look at them all the time and we buried them with him. We laid the pictures on his chest. I don't know whether that would have been your notion or not Mary, but it was mine."

Nathaniel who wrote the above letter was an ex-brother-in-law to Mary. He also served in the 91st infantry. He had been married to Mary’s sister Sarah Wells.

Nathaniel who wrote the above letter was an ex-brother-in-law to Mary. He also served in the 91st infantry. He had been married to Mary’s sister Sarah Wells.

When she married, Susan Foster’s (413, 18-862) ( May 19, 1820 - December 2, 1906) father offered husband Hugh Bandy (413, 17-637) (August 10, 1818 - February 14, 1872) nine slaves as wedding gifts. Hugh declined the gift because he opposed slavery. Two of their sons, James Madison (1022, 18-1151) (June 5, 1842 - 1864) and Jackson (413, 18-1153) (1845 - ? ), were killed in the Civil War fighting for the South. After Jackson was wounded, his mother, Susan Foster Bandy, tried to bring home the 15 year old solider, dressed as a girl, but he tragically died of gangrene during the journey. James died when he "was shot and killed by `bushwhackers' as he made his way home on furlough". Hugh and Susan had a granddaughter named America Bandy.

Hugh, himself, was killed after the war by Jayhawkers who thought he had secret silver mine. Hugh had been buying land in the area. The land, which became known as Bandy’s Bend, is where Hugh and other Bandys are buried in a small cemetery on a gently sloping hill beside the White River. Bandy’s Bend was peninsula of some 360 acres formed by a bend in the White River. Silver Mountain, precipitous and rugged, rises above Bandy’s Bend from the opposite bank of the river. Hugh also owned the mountain. In 1872, Jayhawkers came to Bandy’s Bend. Hugh hid, but the Jayhawkers burned his home and his smokehouse and threatened to hang his sons, William and Tipton, if they did not tell where their father was. By one account, Hugh arrived while the sons were being threatened, and was shot after he refused to provide information on the mine.

It is assumed that he had no knowledge of the mine, and no one has ever found it. Hugh may have accumulated his wealth working in the caves of Silver Mountain, but by a means other than mining. Hugh was subpoenaed to appear before Honorable Henry C. Caldwell, Judge of the District Court of the United States of America for the Western District of Arkansas. Subpoenas were dated April 25, 1867, April 26, 1867, and September 13, 1867 (when two separate subpoenas were issued). He was indicted on May 13, 1867. The documents indicate the Marshall was “hereby commanded as you have often before been that you take Hugh Bandy if he shall be found in your District and safely keep, so that you may have his body before the District Court of the United States of America, for the Western District of Arkansas to be held at Van Buren in the said District, before the judge of the said Court, on the second Monday of November next, to answer to a Bill of Indictment preferred against him for carrying on the occupation of Distiller without a license.”

On May 13, 1867, L.C. White, U. S. Marshall wrote, “I certify that the within named Hugh Bandy is not within my borders having gone into the state of Missouri.” On November 13, 1867, he wrote, “In obedience to the within writ to me delivered I took into my custody the within named Hugh Bandy on the 7th day of Nov. 1867 in Madison Co. in the Western Dist. of Arkansas and have him now before the Untied States Court for the Western Dist. of Ark. this 13th day of Nov. 1867.” Holiday Island is now in Carroll County, but at that time was part of Madison County. On the document is written, “near mouth of Leatherwood on White River.” That is, perhaps, an indication of where Hugh was arrested. The Grand Jury indictment stated that Hugh, “did exercise, and carry on the business of distilling and manufacturing spirituous liquors for sale without first taking out a license as required by law contrary to the form of the statutes in such cases make and provided and against the peace and dignity of the United States of America.” Also written on the document are the words “Not Guilty.” Although not entirely clear, the words could mean that there was a trial, and that Hugh was found not guilty. On the other hand the notation might simply mean that Hugh pleaded not guilty to the charges. The notation is followed by a second only partially legible notation in a different handwriting that states, “ . . . will admit to bail in the sum of $500.” Possibly, the two together mean that he agreed to an arrangement where he would pay $500 and not contest the charges. No other subsequent entries are in the record.[x]

Susan, Hugh’s widow, continued to live at Bandy’s Bend after Hugh’s murder, but moved with her daughter to Missouri around 1880. Son-in-law Hugo Jefferson Burnett assumed management of the property. He borrowed to purchase additional land and lost most of the property during the depression. In 1972 Thelma Estella Ferguson Burnett sold Silver Mountain to “outsiders”. Bandy’s Bend became an island in 1958 when Table Rock Dam raised the level of the White River covering one-third of Bandy’s Bend. Bandy’s Bend, now a is vacation resort called Holiday Island, has three streets that still bear the family name.


[i]Janet B. Hewett, The Roster of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865. Broadfoot Publishing Company: Wilmington, North Carolina, 1995. vol. 2, p. 349.

[ii]Tennesseans in the Civil War: A Military History of Confederate and Union Units with Available Roster of Personnel. Nashville: Civil War Centennial Commission. 1965.

[iii]The Minnesota record includes some ages. Charles is listed as age 34, John C. as age 18, Miron as age 18, and William B. as age 39. T. B. Bandy is listed as a Private who served in the 1862 Sioux Indian War.

[iv]Last name spelled Bandey in the listing.

[v]The Sgt. George M. Bandy killed on May 10, 1864 was wounded at Fredericksburg and died Spotsylvania, Virginia was a member of the Whitfield County, Georgia Volunteers. See Henderson.

[vi]Lillian Henderson, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865. Longins and Poerter, Inc.: Haperville, Georgia. vol. 3, p. 162.

[vii]Martha and William Reamy, Roll of Honor. Genealogical Publishing Co.: Baltimore, 1995.

[viii]In 1912, the cemetery was reportedly moved to a military base in Alexandria, Louisiana. There is no record of Henry’s grave at the cemetery.

[ix]Bonnie Cernosek provide the information relating to Henry. Some of the information was drawn from The Report of the Adjutant General of Illinois, 1861-1865, Vol. 5, pp.334-336.

[x]Criminal Case File for Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1860-1896 obtained from the National Archives--Southwest Region

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